Imagine paying $4000 for a state-of-the-art treadmill but then learning that the machine will not work unless you pay a monthly fee. This just happened to Peloton Tread+ owners.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
65 Things You Probably Shouldn't Pay For
We're often warned about products, services, and extras that aren't worth shelling out money for, from duct cleaning to lousy insurance plans. Drawing from that advice, what follows is a list of 65 things that aren't worth the dough. Don't pay for services and products that you don't need or that you could get for free.
Credit Card Issuers Ignored Federal Law and Sided With Wrongdoer Over Its Own Customer
This couple was hoodwinked into paying $17,000 to get out of their NY timeshare. Then, when they tried to cancel the deal and the company would not make a refund, their credit card issuers also refused to help despite the consumers being within the three-day right to cancel period. Ben Simmoneau, WCVB Boston's ace consumer reporter, came to their rescue after MrConsumer enlisted his help. Tip: If you ever go to a sales pitch seminar at a hotel, leave your credit card and checkbook at home, and wear mittens so you can't sign anything.
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